Victor needed help from the beginning of the story. When he was penniless and needed to go to Phoenix, Arizona out of all his friends and acquaintances Thomas offered to lend him the money he needed even though Victor and all the other Native American boys on the reservation had been ignoring him for years because of “the same damn stories he was always telling over and over again”.(Sherman, 288) Thomas’s action was a true sign of friendship and he gave his friend the money without expecting anything in return. The only condition Thomas had, was to go with him to Phoenix, and, as he would reveal later in the text, the reason for that was that he had given his word to Victor’s father that he would “watch out” (Sherman, 292) for his dear son. Thomas was staying loyal to the promise he gave to Victor’s Father. Since they were kids, he has looked after Victor. He was always there to take care of Victor, as an example: “When Victor... [continues]
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